Fault tolerant quantum computation with very high threshold for loss errors

Event: 
IICQI 2010
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Invited
Abstract: 

Many proposals for fault tolerant quantum computation (FTQC) suffer detectable loss processes. Here we show that topological FTQC schemes, which are known to have high error thresholds, are also extremely robust against losses. We demonstrate that these schemes tolerate loss rates up to 24.9%, determined by bond percolation on a cubic lattice. Our numerical results show that these schemes retain good performance when loss and computational errors are simultaneously present. This talk is based on the preprint arXiv:1005.2456.

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